Shell files regulatory application for Scotford Upgrader 2

abarrelfullabarrelfull wrote on 09 Oct 2012 10:56

30 Jul 2007

Shell announced today that it has filed a regulatory application for Scotford Upgrader 2, a new upgrading facility adjacent to Shell’s existing facilities in the Fort Saskatchewan area, east of Edmonton, Alberta.

The proposed Scotford Upgrader 2 will be constructed in four phases and process Shell’s share of future Athabasca minable bitumen production as well as bitumen from the company’s in situ oil sands developments.

Scotford Upgrader 2 could ultimately process up to 400,000 barrels a day of oil sands bitumen into a range of synthetic crude oil products.

“Our Scotford Upgrader 2 development plans reflect a long-term, continuous development path in the Scotford area,” said Brian Straub, Senior Vice President of Oil Sands. “Presenting a picture of our potential plans in the region is consistent with government and stakeholder expectations.”

Financial approval to proceed with Scotford Upgrader 2 will depend on the outcome of regulatory processes, market conditions, final project costs and consultation with key stakeholders.

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